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HQ reflecting weaving heritage

Growth in recent years has meant the company has struggled for some time with a lack of space.

8th December 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Ieper, Belgium

Industrial

Picanol Group is to construct a new head office in its home town of Ieper in Belgium.

The new building will house 450 employees and be erected on the company’s current site. Its architectural design will be shaped like a weaving shuttle, reflecting the company’s rich textile machinery manufacturing history.

With this project, Picanol Group says it is is ensuring the sustainable anchoring of the group in Ieper.

The new head office will consist of two floors, containing spacious reception areas for visitors, meeting rooms, an auditorium and offices. The two oval-shaped upper floors will house offices, meeting rooms, a company cafeteria and a roof terrace. Meanwhile, car and bicycle traffic will access the head office via a planned entrance/exit.

The building’s interior architecture is open and transparent with the aim of promoting collaboration between the company’s departments. Furthermore, the building will use the latest technology and materials to make it as sustainable and energy-friendly as possible. This will include the use of geothermal and solar energy. There will also be a green roof area and the building’s surroundings will be laid out according to the latest soft nature management insights.

Construction work in Ieper is planned to start in the second quarter of 2022 and the work will take up to two years to complete.

www.picanolgroup.com

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